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Hyrule Warriors is the Zelda beat-'em-up you never knew you wanted

The next Zelda game coming to the Wii U is anything but traditional fare for the series. Instead, it follows a different set of traditions, basing its core mechanics on Tecmo-Koei's Dynasty Warriors franchise. Rather than putting players in the midst of history-inspired battles in ancient China,...

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Going deeper underground with Dark Souls 2 DLC

If the opening half-hour is any indication, the Lost Crowns DLC takes what you learned in Dark Souls 2 and throws it back at you with a slight curveball spin. I'm loathe to spoil much - half the fun of a Souls game is discovering it for yourself - so I'll keep things brief. The E3 demo started...

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Falling Skies: The Game hopes you liked XCOM

Falling Skies: The Game from Little Orbit may be based on TNT's sci-fi drama television series of the same name, but you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a spin-off of XCOM: Enemy Unknown from 2K Games and Firaxis. Human squads vs. aliens in turn-based battles and a base from which to manage your...

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Lords of the Fallen remains enigmatic just months from release

Lords of the Fallen, a methodical action RPG with more than a few similarities to a game whose name rhymes with Bark Voles (Snark Bowls?), was one of E3 2013's quietest contenders. Amidst the many sequels, reboots, and other familiar faces accompanying PS4 and Xbox One's debuts, it was one of the...

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Riding mine carts and shooting turnips in Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker

Captain Toad's rise to fame has been, much like him, slow but steady. The fearless fungal explorer had cameos in Super Mario Galaxy before hitting the big time with his own puzzle-platforming side game in Super Mario 3D World. The hook was rotating the camera around a cubic 3D level, so you could...

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Co-Opinion: Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)

This is Co-Opinion, where two Joystiq editors play a game and discuss their experience. This edition focuses on an E3 2014 hands-on session of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, by Nintendo. Mike Suszek: Sam and I took a moment to throw down in a few matches of Super Smash Bros. on Wii U at E3. Let's...

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris doesn't mess with success

Relax, Crystal Dynamics hasn't ruined the wonderful, action-fueled, puzzle-solving fun that made Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light such a joy. When it comes to the basics, at least, Lara Croft and the Tomb of Osiris has it down. The fundamentals have hardly been altered. The visuals have...

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Recruiting goats and researching cardboard in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

The in-game demo of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain features an impressive array of technology, from Fox Engine's fantastic character models and dynamic weather effects to its day and night cycle and open-world locales. Oh, and also, you have the ability to attach a surface-to-air recovery...

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Civilization: Beyond Earth not just the new Alpha Centauri

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is unabashedly the spiritual successor to Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, which Electronic Arts retains the licensing rights for, keeping it safe deep within Yucca Mountain for never use. We spoke with Pete Murray of Firaxis Games about how Beyond Earth...

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NOPEing out of The Evil Within

I wasn't overly impressed with The Evil Within when I saw it last year. It felt too copy/paste to me, too many familiar elements from too many familiar games. It all felt like more of the same, and while I could understand the desire to return to the roots of survival horror, I didn't enjoy it....

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